SciViz: Invisible Ecosystems

Rendering of the human microbiome: a silhouetted figure surrounded by microbes.

Invisible Ecosystems: Visualizing The Human Microbiome

How can you map the ecosystems we can’t see? This Spring Break, work with new data from a nationwide survey of gut biota and help researchers uncover new questions about the national human microbiome. Examine the ties between health and the microbiome, how microbiota differ between individuals, and how to improve the health of their own microbiomes. Find out if you have the guts to learn about guts!

Eligibility Requirements

New York City high school students who will be entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade (or equivalent) in the current school year are eligible to apply. Participants must live in, go to school, or be homeschooled within the five boroughs of New York City.


Invisible Ecosystems: Visualizing The Human Microbiome, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).